ISLAMABAD: A nine-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has resumed the hearing of infamous Memogate scandal case Monday, Geo News reported.

During the hearing, CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry slammed the ministers’ press conference after December 01 hearing of the case. He questioned whether it was government’s action or ministers' individual act, and if it was individual act then what action was taken against the ministers who addressed/attended the conference.

The CJP said that court’s orders were ridiculed in the ministers’ press conference while the Press Information Department (PID) was used to ridicule courts.

This press conference will be played in the courtroom at 11:00 am.

It is pertinent to mention that Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Syed Khurshid Shah, Senator Babar Awan and Qamar Zaman Kaira addressed a joint press conference on December 01st held at PID.

The nine-member bench is hearing the 11 different petitions filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and others regarding the memo matter.

All the respondents except President Asif Ali Zardari have submitted their replies on the memogate.

The court will examine the respondents’ statements including federal government, the army chief, ISI director general, Husain Haqqani and Mansoor Ijaz.

The bench will consider statement of former US national security adviser General James Jones (retd), who delivered the alleged memo to the then chief of US army chief Admiral Mike Mullen. He said in his statement that the memo was not credible and that Haqqani had nothing to do with it.